Author: Bravo Arts Academy

Confidence Is Key

Like anything in life, confidence is not easy to obtain. But it is so worth it when you can think about yourself in a positive way. Confidence is a key ingredient in all aspects of life, it is one of your many jobs as a parent to help your child become a happy and confident adult!

Encourage Them Constantly and In Everything They Do

Children are sponges, they soak up every word...read more

“I Want To Do it! “

Don't you just love the phrase "I want to do it!"? Sometimes that phrase can be wonderful to hear, especially when kids are learning something new and they're so excited about it. Other times... Not so much. Like when your child wants to help cook dinner, but you're short on time to get it ready and you know you can do it faster and more efficiently but your child starts...read more

Back to School Feelings Are Not Just for Kids

It's that time again. Time to sharpen those pencils, strap on the new backpacks, and tie those shoelaces. It time to go back to school. This new change can be stressful for both kids and parents. Here are a few tips to stay cool and have back to school be easier for both parents and kids.

Stay Calm!

Remember the old saying "If mom isn't happy nobody's happy"? This is so true....read more

Setting Better Boundaries With Your Children

Children sometimes believe that they are the rulers of the world. Especially those tiny toddlers. They are at the stage where they think they are in control of not only themselves but of everyone around them. And as adults, we at times will give in to their “demands” and end up being the one controlled in a situation. If you are having a difficult time with your children, below are...read more

Any Dream Will Do

How many of you can say, “Oh my child will not sleep!” Well I can help with that. Study shows if your child isn’t sleeping 11 to 12 hours straight through the night, he/she isn’t getting the sleep that their brain and body requires to function. The three ways to help your child sleep through the night, have a strict routine, Trial and error, last let your...read more

A Better Option For the Words “NO” or “Don’t Do That”!

In my opinion, hearing the word “No” and “Don’t Do That” over and over can be a bit discouraging for most of us. It makes us feel like we can't do anything right and can lead to bad behavior or rebellion. As I have worked at Bravo, I have tried to come up with other ways to tell a toddler no or do not do that. Below is a list...read more

An Attitude of Gratitude

According to research by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, "People who practice gratitude feel considerably happier (25%) than those in a control group; they are more joyful, enthusiastic, interested, and determined." An attitude of gratitude helps us thrive. Here are some ideas to help instill a mind-set of gratitude in your little ones. Be an example! Do you say Thank You to your child often? Many times as...read more

Tips For An Easy Transition To A New Classroom

As the fun of summer is coming to an end its time to prepare for a new school year! Some children welcome change as a joyous new adventure, while others may be afraid of the unknown. Change can even be hard for us parents as well. Here are a few tips and tools to make the transition go well for everyone!

Realize that Each Child Is Different

Children's responses to transition and separation...read more

Ways to Help Children Look Forward to Learning

1) Show Excitement!

How are kids supposed to be excited for something we don't look forward to or don't care about? Let your kids know you are excited to learn. Tell them some experiences you have had while you were learning. Do your best to relate to them and remember what it was like to be their age. Show interest in what they learned in the day and then share...read more

The Gift of Boredom!

“I’m bored.” Do you recognize these two small words?  Dread hearing them?  It seems like more than ever we are quick to fill the day scheduling things with or for our kids to keep them entertained or stimulated, but is this always the best thing? There is no argument that activities and structure are very important for growth and of the mind and body, but we also need to allow...read more